Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Turn Up!!

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
-  Howard Thurman


          We tend to be our own market survey predictors by choosing what is the most employable skill, which in the end isn't a bad idea. What I take Mr. Thurman's quote to be is for someone to pursue a passion. As in; if a passion can turn into something you do for a living, then you will reach for the heights that has no limits. Becoming a professional athlete is reachable, however incredibly small the chances might be, but the passion for the entire field of that sport or sports has to be contained. The same goes for the healthcare field or law. Feeling a need to sleep through a day would leave me to believe you are not doing what can make you come alive.
          This quote should leave you with some questions. For instance, how do I know what will consistently make me come alive? To which I answer; constant nirvana doesn't exist, but the feelings should exemplify one's constant pursuit of excellence. The problem with achieving what this quote lays out is that to find out what that 'what' is; can take a lot of failure and hard work, and once you are doing that 'what' will still be a sacrifice at times. That is why I felt unfulfilled in the past, and that is why I feel others might as well. I wish everyone good luck in their pursuit of passion, which is what I will hope brings happiness and fulfillment.